Firstly, read this, by Brendan O’Neill on Spiked:
We shouldn’t pity these migrants; we should admire them, for using guile, gumption and perseverance to come here. They’re precisely the kind of people sluggish Europe needs more of, an antidote to our students who can’t even clap without having a mental breakdown and our new generation who think that being told to ‘get on your bike’ to look for a job is tantamount to abuse. Let’s relax the borders and let them in to try their luck in our countries and see how they fare.
Secondly, we had to laugh at Ed Milliband’s demand that immigrants to the UK should speak English before they arrive.
Imagine if British immigrants were required to follow similar language rules. How many of the millions of British immigrants across the world – from Spain to Thailand – can speak the local language?
A tiny proportion, we would guess.